11:05pm UK, Friday November 18, 2011
Four men from Birmingham have been charged with terrorism offences, West Midlands Police said.
Khobaib Hussain, Ishaaq Hussain and Shahid Kasam Khan, all aged 19, along with 24-year-old Naweed Mahmood Ali will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.
They were arrested at their homes in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham on Tuesday.
Police said the men were charged in connection with Operation Pitsford, a major counter terrorism investigation.
The four are accused of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, including collecting money for terrorism and travelling to Pakistan for terrorism training.